William Byrd Community House – Byrd House Market offers its second year of Urban Gardening Classes. Yearning for Spring? Dreaming about huge bouquets, luscious vegetables and exuberant gardens? Stop dreaming and start planning – join us at the William Byrd Community House Library, we are offering a great lineup of gardening classes. Once again we are […]
William Byrd Community House – Byrd House Market offers its second year of Urban Gardening Classes.
Yearning for Spring? Dreaming about huge bouquets, luscious vegetables and exuberant gardens?
Stop dreaming and start planning – join us at the William Byrd Community House Library, we are offering a great lineup of gardening classes. Once again we are excited that our local Urban Gardening Guru, John Wise, has developed a series of garden classes to help you learn more about gardening and garden design.
This year we are offering classes at night and in the morning, so everyone has a chance to participate.
Save your Wednesday’s and come learn to garden with us.
For more information and to reserve a place in a class contact Patty Parks:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-2717.
URBAN GARDENING CLASSES FOR 2008:
Landscape Planning for Residential Property – 3 week class ($15.00 fee*)
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 Feb. 13, 20, 27
Learn easy design applications for your own renovation projects. An overview of selected plants will be discussed and practical maintenance tips will be offered.
Feb. 13th – Design
Feb. 20th – Selecting plants
Feb. 27th – Maintenance
Understanding Woody Plants for Residential Property – 4 week class ($20.00*)
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, 26
An overview of plants adaptable for Richmond Landscapes including trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vines will be discussed offering tips on design adaptability and maintenance.
March 5th – Intro to vines and groundcovers
March 12th – Shrubs, deciduous and evergreen
March 19th – Trees
March 26th – Conifers
Urban Gardening Gurus classes – 7 week class ($35.00*)
Wednesday Morning classes 9-11 a.m. March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn everything from A to Z about plants and gardening. Taught by Richmond’s urban gardening gurus. This course is loosely based on the Master Gardening Classes. In fact our UGG instructors teach in the Master Gardening Programs and J S R Horticulture program.
March 12th – Plant parts that humans eat: petioles, stems, tubers, compound inflorescences. Learn how plants are put together and which parts humans find delicious.-Taylor
March 19th – Propagation/nursery production – Wise
March 26th – Organic Gardening – Deardon
April 2nd – Pest/ diseases – Pilgrim
April 9th – Plant Materials – Wise
April 16th – Garden Design – Kelly/Wise
April 23rd – Container Gardening – Wise
* fees can be paid in cash and/or by volunteer hours at the Byrd House Market, Grace Arents Community Garden or with our WBCH children’s garden classes.
Karen Atkinson – Market Manager
Byrd House Market
William Byrd Community House
224 South Cherry Street
Richmond, VA 23220